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Teardown complete! Let's put these back together and sync them up for some tunes.

Just kidding! These are toast.

What did we learn? After two years, AirPods are still disappointingly disposable. Those tiny batteries will fail before long, and good luck replacing them (or even recycling them).

That said, the construction isn't entirely unimproved—this set might survive an extra trip through the washing machine. It's just, we know Apple can do better.

If you like wallpapers, here are some bonus X-rays you can print out and skin your AirPods case with!

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